Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Welcome to the Website of the

Medico-Legal Society

The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Society holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés.

You can view the full programme on our programme page. Continuing education credit for these meeting may be obtained from many organisations, providing excellent value.

Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” See “News” section for details of this year’s dinner and speakers.

The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case  reports and correspondence.

The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President and the new President-elect

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID-19 – future meetings and events – The existing programme is cancelled but  please please visit this page for further information . 

11th JUNE 2020 – The Society’s AGM will be held online using Zoom at 6.45 pm  followed by a panel discussion about Covid-19. The speakers are expected to include Dr Rachel Clarke palliative care doctor and author (Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Life and Loss, Your Life In My Hands)  Nageena Khalique QC and Dr Kathleen Liddell . The Hon Secretary will email all members on 4 June with an agenda and contact details for the meeting

We are sorry to report the death on 24th April 2020 of our former President Dr Martin Mansell.  Another long standing member Dr Eddie Josse has also died. See “News” for obituaries.







Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.

Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.

The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.